The table below looks at the statistics for 4G skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 213 175 211
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +36
Permanent jobs citing 4G 25 36 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.40% 0.71% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.44% 4.31% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 21 5 8
Average salary £24,000 £40,000 £37,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.00% +5.96%
UK excluding London average salary £38,120 £52,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-26.69% +30.00%
4G
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1024 836 1198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.47% 16.43% 20.93%
Number of salaries quoted 884 658 995
Average salary £35,000 £37,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.04% +6.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

4G
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing 4G across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

4G Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

4G
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing 4G across the South West region.

4G Salary Trend in the South West

4G
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing 4G across the South West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

4G Salary Histogram in the South West

4G
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the South West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -17 24 £24,000 -40.00% 3
Wiltshire - 1 £61,000 -
4G
England

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West region citing 4G also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited 4G.

1 61 (81.33%) Telecoms
2 32 (42.67%) Erlang
2 32 (42.67%) LTE
3 30 (40.00%) Network Architecture
4 24 (32.00%) SIGTRAN
5 23 (30.67%) 3G
6 22 (29.33%) SS7
7 21 (28.00%) 2G
8 20 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (21.33%) TCAP
9 16 (21.33%) INAP
10 15 (20.00%) Linux
11 9 (12.00%) C++
12 8 (10.67%) Software Engineering
13 7 (9.33%) C
13 7 (9.33%) Python
13 7 (9.33%) Wireless
14 6 (8.00%) Finance
14 6 (8.00%) Project Management
14 6 (8.00%) Solaris
14 6 (8.00%) Internet
14 6 (8.00%) Perl
15 5 (6.67%) POSIX
15 5 (6.67%) IPv6
15 5 (6.67%) Subversion
15 5 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
15 5 (6.67%) JIRA
16 4 (5.33%) Load Balancing
16 4 (5.33%) NetScout
16 4 (5.33%) MRTG

4G
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West region citing 4G also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited 4G. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 32 (42.67%) LTE
2 24 (32.00%) SIGTRAN
3 23 (30.67%) 3G
4 22 (29.33%) SS7
5 21 (28.00%) 2G
6 16 (21.33%) TCAP
6 16 (21.33%) INAP
7 7 (9.33%) Wireless
8 6 (8.00%) Internet
9 5 (6.67%) IPv6
10 4 (5.33%) MPLS
10 4 (5.33%) LAN
10 4 (5.33%) MRTG
11 3 (4.00%) Broadband
12 2 (2.67%) GSM
12 2 (2.67%) SAN
12 2 (2.67%) LDAP
12 2 (2.67%) VoLTE
12 2 (2.67%) WiMAX
12 2 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Subversion
1 5 (6.67%) JIRA
2 3 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.67%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.33%) CppUnit
4 1 (1.33%) Valgrind
General
1 61 (81.33%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.00%) Finance
3 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 26 (34.67%) Designer
2 14 (18.67%) Coordinator
2 14 (18.67%) Project Coordinator
3 7 (9.33%) Software Engineer
3 7 (9.33%) Project Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) Senior Test Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) Developer
4 6 (8.00%) Test Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) Senior Developer
5 4 (5.33%) Performance Engineer
6 3 (4.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (2.67%) Network Designer
7 2 (2.67%) Junior
7 2 (2.67%) Junior Software Engineer
7 2 (2.67%) Development Engineer
7 2 (2.67%) Senior Development Engineer
8 1 (1.33%) Senior Designer
8 1 (1.33%) Network Planner
8 1 (1.33%) Senior Network Designer
8 1 (1.33%) Senior RF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.67%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.33%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (4.00%) Device Driver
3 2 (2.67%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.33%) User Experience
4 1 (1.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.00%) Linux
2 6 (8.00%) Solaris
3 5 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (2.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (40.00%) Network Architecture
2 20 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (10.67%) Software Engineering
4 6 (8.00%) Project Management
5 4 (5.33%) Load Balancing
5 4 (5.33%) Performance Engineering
6 3 (4.00%) TDD
6 3 (4.00%) Network Design
7 2 (2.67%) Supplier Management
7 2 (2.67%) Service Management
7 2 (2.67%) OO
7 2 (2.67%) Multithreading
8 1 (1.33%) B2B
8 1 (1.33%) Scrum
8 1 (1.33%) Coaching
8 1 (1.33%) Use Case
8 1 (1.33%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (1.33%) Network Management
8 1 (1.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (1.33%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (42.67%) Erlang
2 9 (12.00%) C++
3 7 (9.33%) C
3 7 (9.33%) Python
4 6 (8.00%) Perl
5 2 (2.67%) Embedded C
5 2 (2.67%) Embedded C++
5 2 (2.67%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.67%) Java
6 1 (1.33%) C#
6 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (2.67%) Degree
Systems Management
1 4 (5.33%) Netcool
Vendors
1 4 (5.33%) NetScout
2 2 (2.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (2.67%) Cisco
2 2 (2.67%) CA
2 2 (2.67%) Ericsson
3 1 (1.33%) Broadcom
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